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Anyone have any tips on getting the "perfect spot" on the shoes? it seems whenever i attach clips to shoes that dont have notches marking the spots so you can easily mount the clips the same on each shoe, i have a problem getting them perfectly symmetrical.

One always feels a little different, maby its in my head mostly but its hard, and once you start gettin adjust crazy, it becomes almost impossible to make eprfect micro adjustments because of the notches in the fiber or plastic plate from the clip spike.
 

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Do you mean clip or cleat?? If you mean clip, I guess I've never given it that much thought, stick your foot in and strap down.
I think you mean cleat and yes it tends to be a pain. I usually just estimate it, mount it, ride, adjust and so on until I find the perfect spot. Then I tighten the HE double hockey stick out of it and hope it rusts up and stays. Hope that helps.
 

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Thanks, and yes im an idoit, i meant cleat >< my bad

Do you go over crazy tryin to make sure their PERFECT, or is a kind of close enough is enough the way to go?
 

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I'm certainly no expert (I've been on clipless for exactly 2 weeks now; same time period that i've been riding on my first "real" mountain bike) but in my case I've found that getting them in the same position isn't ideal for me... my feet are slightly different sizes/shapes, and as a result the shoes fit ever so slightly differently.

After all my tweaking and experimenting, I've found that the cleat positions that feel the "same" to my feet while pedaling aren't very close together (roughly the same front to back, but left foot prefers the cleat to be mounted slightly toward the outside of the shoe for some reason). I'm going to get fitted for the Specialized BG insoles that go with my shoes (Specialized BG Sport mountain) to see if they make a difference and help my feet to fill the shoe in a similar fashion.

Just throwin this out there...
 

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I agree with Med that your feet may not like symetry. Another trick I use (carefully) sometimes is to leave the cleats losse, so they float and ride around the yard and get an idea of how I like my feet to point. I then take a mental note, click out (again carefully) guestimate the cleat position for that foot position, tighten and try it again, but if you already know the foot position you like this won't help much.
 

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yea the thing thats annoyin me right now isnt the front to back, its the slight angle changes (that acually add up to a noticable difference when used) the cleat can be tightened on.

Like looking to make shure the heals are about the exact same position from the frame/crank as the other, etc
 
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